OK Ballot Propositions Could Cut Prison Admissions 25%

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Oklahomans will vote in November on two proposals that could significantly reduce the number of people sent to prison in a state with a high incarceration rate, Fusion reports. State Questions 780 and 781 would reclassify simple drug possession and property crimes under $1,000 from felonies to misdemeanors. Instead of prison time, people convicted of those crimes would receive drug treatment, mental health treatment, and rehabilitation . . .

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